Two developmental biology positions

Paul Mains mains at
Wed Oct 20 22:02:02 EST 1999

Two faculty positions for developmental biologists are currently open in
Calgary.  One is in the Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and
the other is in the Dept. of Biological Sciences.


The Genes & Development Research Group and the Department of
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology invite applications for a full-time
academic position in the field of developmental biology.   This position
offers an excellent opportunity to develop an independent research
program within a multidisciplinary environment.  Current strengths
include molecular, genetic and neurobiological approaches to the study
of the development of model organisms, including C. elegans, Drosophila,
Xenopus, chick and mouse.  While duties include some teaching and
graduate student supervision, 75% of time will be protected for
research.  Calgary is a beautiful and vibrant city (pop. 800,000),
located within an hour of the Rocky Mountains and Banff National Park.

Qualifications include a Ph.D. and/or M.D., at least two years of
postdoctoral experience and a proven record of excellence in research.
The selected candidate is expected to compete successfully for salary
support and establishment funding from the Alberta Heritage Foundation
for Medical Research and/or the Medical Research Council of Canada; we
anticipate that generous start up funds will be available to a qualified
candidate.  For more information about our research group, see

By November 26, 1999, please submit a curriculum vitae, a summary of
research interests, two reprints of recent publications and arrange to
have three letters of reference sent directly to:

Dr. Samuel Weiss, Chair
Genes & Development Research Group
Faculty of Medicine
3330 Hospital Drive N.W.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 4N1

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be
given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.  The
University of Calgary is committed to Employment Equity.


The Department of Biological Sciences invites applications for a
tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor
level.  The position is available July 1, 2000 and is open to applicants
with a strong background in animal developmental biology (Ph.D. degree,
at least three years of postdoctoral experience and a record of
productive high-quality research).  The successful candidate should
establish an active, externally funded research program in contemporary
developmental biology and be committed to excellence in teaching at the
undergraduate and graduate levels.  The major teaching responsibilities
will fall in the area of developmental biology.  Potential applicants
are invited to visit the web site of the Department
(  Calgary is a dynamic city
(pop. 800,000), with a lively cultural life and many recreational
opportunities.  It is located only an hour from the Rocky Mountains and
80 minutes from Banff.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be
given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.  The
University of Calgary respects, appreciates and encourages diversity.

A complete application should include the following: a curriculum vitae
with an e-mail address, a concise outline of research plans including
copies of maximally three publications, and a statement of teaching
interest and philosophy.  Candidates should also arrange to have three
letters of reference sent under separate cover.  The closing date for
receipt of the complete application package and reference letters of
January 26, 2000.  Send to Dr. David M. Reid, Head, Department of
Biological Sciences, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW,
Calgary, Alberta  T2N 1N4. Fax: (403) 289-9311.

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